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1.4.1 CIO Responsibilities - Laws and Executive Orders

1.4 IT Budgeting

1.4.1 CIO Responsibilities - Laws and Executive Orders

CIOs are responsible for the processes for all annual and multi-year IT planning, programming, and budgeting decisions. This section lists the statutory responsibilities of CIOs related to budgeting. The statutory language is directly pulled from applicable laws and executive orders. These statutory responsibilities are then implemented through OMB guidance and guidance from other government- wide organizations. This language, along with the language in other sections under the heading “CIO Responsibilities – Laws and Executive Orders,” defines the CIO role and gives the CIO their statutory mandate.

General Responsibilities
The head of each covered agency… shall ensure that the [CIO] of the agency has a significant role in (i) the decision processes for all annual and multiyear planning, programming budgeting, and execution decisions.” (40 U.S.C. §11319(b)(1)(A). Responsibility for Acquisitions of Information Technology. Resources, planning, and portfolio management. Additional Authorities for Chief Information Officers.)

Budget Formulation
The Director of [OMB] shall require in the annual information technology capital planning guidance of the [OMB] the following: (i) That the [CIO] of each covered agency... approve the information technology budget request of the covered agency. (Ibid, Budget Formulation.)